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Croydon man jailed for series of golf club raids

Croydon man jailed for series of golf club raids

A New Addington man was jailed for three years yesterday for stealing from lockers in golf clubs in 36 raids across 17 counties. Joe McCaughey, 26, of King Henry’s drive, New Addington was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle at Birmingham Crown Court alongside Daniel Lloyd, 43, of the Holwood…

Supermarkets reject initiative to curb street drinking

Supermarkets reject initiative to curb street drinking

Sainsbury’s supermarket is among stores refusing to cooperate with a Croydon Council initiative to curb street drinking. The scheme, first proposed in January this year, would require supermarkets and off-licenses to stop selling beers over 6.5 per cent alcohol. Sainsbury’s branches in the borough are currently still selling high alcohol content…

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

A Labour Party secretary and former Croydon Council candidate, who secretly recorded men urinating 30 times in two years, has been suspended. David Christison, ward secretary for West Thornton who stood for Labour in Waddon in 2010, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts…

New phone app makes feasting in Croydon easy

New phone app makes feasting in Croydon easy

A new app launched by two Croydon entrepreneurs enabling users to book restaurants and order food in the borough straight from their mobile phones looks set to go national after a successful first month in operation. Businessmen Mathew Gomes and Hurshkumar Donde created Feast Express, an online food ordering and…

Croydon £25 rebate debate: “Desperate election bribe”?

Croydon £25 rebate debate: “Desperate election bribe”?

Croydon council’s decision to award residents a £25 rebate has described as a “desperate election bribe” by their political rivals. Croydon Conservatives passed a new budget on Monday, which froze the council tax and guaranteed two weeks of rent relief for council tenants. They also committed to a rebate for…

Beloved Croydon cinema set for March reopening

Beloved Croydon cinema set for March reopening

Croydon’s only art house cinema, the David Lean Cinema has reopened after three years of campaigning, with tickets now being sold for its first film showing since April 2011. The cinema, housed in the Croydon Clocktower arts complex, will open on March 27, with a “Croydon premiere” of ‘Basically, Johnny…

Croydon man dies in ski accident after full speed crash into snow cannon on Austrian slope

Croydon man dies in ski accident after full speed crash into snow cannon on Austrian slope

A 23-year-old skier from Croydon has died in Austria after crashing into a snow cannon. Aleksander Owens-Thurston lost control on a high-difficulty slope and flew 40ft through the air, smashing into the arm of the machine. He was not wearing a helmet. A doctor, who was amongst a group of…

Hospital pays family damages after mother bled to death

Hospital pays family damages after mother bled to death

The High Court has awarded damages to the family of a mother who bled to death in a Croydon hospital after giving birth to twins by Caesarean. Rosida Etwaree, 45, never held either of her twin girls, Nabilah and Nuha, as she suffered a major haemorrhage and died several hours…

Cash under the carpet: £6.7k seized in immigration raid

Cash under the carpet: £6.7k seized in immigration raid

Five illegal immigrants were arrested and almost £7,000 in cash seized during an immigration operation in Croydon. In the early morning of February 3, Home Office immigration enforcement officers inspected a house in Hamilton Road, Thornton Heath, after acting on an intelligence tip-off. They questioned occupants about their residency in…

Officers hospitalised as police cars crash into each other

Officers hospitalised as police cars crash into each other

Two police officers were admitted to Croydon University Hospital following a crash between two police cars. The collision occurred in the early hours of the morning in Northcote Road, Selhurst. A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman stated: “We were called just before 3.30am to reports of a road traffic collision involving…